George Zimmerman and the new age of “profiling”

posted at 2:01 pm on July 14, 2013 by Jazz Shaw

You got the breaking news from Ed last night and Allahpundit has been all over the various coverage of the trial since it started. And now it’s over. But is it?

Not by a long shot.

There is already more than enough coverage out there of the key subtexts of the George Zimmerman trial. The old trail horse of racial division is well on display, and the need of many in the media to turn this into an example of why people should be punished if they choose to carry a weapon can be seen up and down the cable channel rack. But there is one new wrinkle to an old story which is worth noting, and it truly does seem to be recent. The old and busted talking points would have been, “George Zimmerman is a racist, so he needs to be convicted anyway.” But a fresh meme arose at some point during the trial. I’m not sure who the first one was to invoke this bold new mantra, but it was immediately picked up by the prosecutors, by the state AG, and by “analysts” on CNN and MSNBC in nearly every segment. Ben Jealous of the NAACP has been saying it during interviews all day. The family attorneys for the Martins have been repeating it until they trip over the words. Here’s just one example.

The NAACP issued a statement shortly after the verdict saying that justice had not prevailed. Roslyn M. Brock, the organization’s chairman, said the case had “re-energized the movement to end racial profiling in the United States.”

This has caught fire in a way I never expected. We’re done saying, George Zimmerman went after Trayvon Martin because he’s black. The new hotness coming at you from the media – old and new – 24/7, is that Zimmerman “profiled” Martin. And if you think about it, it’s fairly brilliant. The race card has been played so often and for so long that there’s barely any paint left on it. But the idea that anyone – not just law enforcement officers – can “profile” somebody has a fresh coat of paint and sounds like it could sweep in all sorts of disaffected groups. Plus, it has the added bonus of already being a word in common use, nearly always in a pejorative fashion. The judge didn’t allow the word “racial” to be put in front of it – another plus for those who would have Zimmerman’s head on a pike – but that didn’t matter. Everyone heard it in their minds.

The police use racial profiling to unfairly target minorities and now civilians can do it too.

All of this ignores the inconvenient fact that actual “racial profiling” as used by law enforcement is one tool in the process of working toward an arrest. But in the post-Zimmerman era, anyone who winds up in a conflict situation where there is a racial difference between the parties can now stand up and say that the villain was profiling the other party. It provides the convenient mental imagery to lump them in with rogue cops and the rest of the story. Don’t look for this to end any time soon. Profiling is the new substitute for discrimination, even if the perpetrator has nothing to do with law enforcement, and I’m betting it’s going to have a long run.


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Based on this verdict, I guess that random wannabe cops have the right to abuse me on the street too.
Chudi on July 14, 2013 at 3:33 PM

Get over yourself. I’ve posted this several times. When I first moved into my new neighborhood (Jan 2009) in rural Arizona I was stopped on a number of occasions while out running. The local area had a history of B&E’s so the locals were looking out for each other. I was an unknown so they confronted me. Rather than trying to be a bad or smart arse I just introduced myself and explained where I lived in the area. That was the end of it. Yes they profiled me because I was an unknown commodity. They had weapons as I did and it could have ended ugly but a little common sense stopped that. What happened to Trayvon ended ugly because he made it ugly.

chemman on July 14, 2013 at 5:48 PM

According to federal statistics, black males between somewhere around 15 and 30 years old committed half of all the murders in America. That means this less than 2% of the population commits as many murders as the other over 98% of the populations. Don’t expect either the racist dishonest de facto murder supporting Obama or the racist dishonest de facto murder supporting NAACP to address this “inconvenient” and deadly fact though.

VorDaj on July 14, 2013 at 6:36 PM

That is truly the worst part of this, young Mr. Martin made a bad decision which will preclude him ever making another.

Cindy Munford on July 14, 2013 at 4:25 PM

But it seems its not the only bad decisions he has made in his short life. Bad behavior unchecked and reinforced from young age leads to more serious problems later in life, death as was in this case.

riddick on July 14, 2013 at 6:44 PM

Every police officer in the country was a wannabe cop at one point.

tommyboy on July 14, 2013 at 6:52 PM

Since when is “profiling” illegal?
Law enforcement uses this tactic every minute of every day.
Making “profiling” illegal, is like passing laws that say you cannot feel fear when you see a grizzly bear stalking you.
But, this legislation shall be introduced by Pelosi and Reid in the next session.

Cybergeezer on July 14, 2013 at 6:55 PM

If George Zimmerman is a “White Hispanic” then obama is a white black.

Schadenfreude on July 14, 2013 at 2:06 PM

And Holder is a white-white-white-white black. He looks like he is about 1/8 black and 7/8 white.

VorDaj on July 14, 2013 at 6:57 PM

Only white people who have never been stopped on the street for no reason like this verdict.

Chudi on July 14, 2013 at 3:33 PM

No. Many people, who despise seeing politicians, the media, and celebrities deliberately mistake the facts and/or edit tapes deceptively in order to gin up hatred and racial emotions to insure that a person is prosecuted and convicted despite his innocence or guilt is why many people have not been out screaming for ‘justice’ since Day One.

In this country, we are presumed innocent until proven guilty and have a right to due process and a fair trial. From the beginning, the media, et al, have decided that racial politics and ratings trump the law and our time-honoured traditions.

The easiest way to get a great deal of Americans to come to the defence of an underdog is to unfairly and fraudulently attack and convict him or her before the evidence has been heard.

Resist We Much on July 14, 2013 at 7:01 PM

I just had a moment of silence for Trayvon Martin and thought of all the kind and wonderful things he would have done had he lived another 60 years. I have never experienced a moment go by so quickly.

VorDaj on July 14, 2013 at 7:09 PM

From the beginning, the media, et al, have decided that racial politics and ratings trump the law and our time-honoured traditions.

Resist We Much on July 14, 2013 at 7:01 PM

But other than that, how’d you enjoy the play?

VorDaj on July 14, 2013 at 7:12 PM

I just had a moment of silence for Trayvon Martin and thought of all the kind and wonderful things he would have done had he lived another 60 years. I have never experienced a moment go by so quickly.

VorDaj on July 14, 2013 at 7:09 PM

Beyonce had a moment of silence for Saint Trayvon at her concert the other day. Too bad she can’t make it a year and include her idiot husband Jizzy.

slickwillie2001 on July 14, 2013 at 7:14 PM

Another fine day in the USA. When does it stop?

mobydutch on July 14, 2013 at 7:15 PM

Al Sharpton: “Every American ought to be afraid that my child can do nothing wrong and can be killed.”

May someone get on top of Sharpton sometime when he’s alone and beat him in the head “MMA style” for … oh about 30 to 40 seconds … with Sharpton not having a gun or having a gun, but it won’t fire. May this happen early and often as needed.

VorDaj on July 14, 2013 at 7:32 PM

Yeah, Martin profiled Zimmerman – or did I hallucinate the whole “crazy ass cracker” line?

That defuses that line of thought pretty quick.

Saltyron on July 14, 2013 at 7:53 PM

We need to use Alinsky tactics to turn it back on those who try to use “profiling” for political advantage.

Obama profiles “bitter clingers”

IRS profiles tea party and conservative groups

Pro-choice supporters profile Pro-life supporters

EPA profiles natural gas and oil producers

… and so on…

Fight fire with fire.

ChuckTX on July 14, 2013 at 7:59 PM

Jazz, we are stupid if we play the ‘profiling’ game.

The kryptonite that we hold is that Obama (and MSNBC/CNN) wants to lynch a Hispanic man.

This could split the Dem party.

Rubio could lead this charge.

faraway on July 14, 2013 at 8:01 PM

The media should stop profiling conservatives.

The president should stop profiling republicans.

Harry Reid should stop profiling people from the other party.

Nancy Pelosi should stop profiling people who make sense.

jaime on July 14, 2013 at 8:01 PM

Yes, profiling occurred… but it was ACTIONS

Chitownmom on July 14, 2013 at 8:08 PM

Yes, profiling occurred… but it was ACTIONS that were profiled, not race. As GZ was speaking with the 311 operator, he didn’t even know the race of the individual.

Chitownmom on July 14, 2013 at 8:09 PM

Why doesn’t the NAACP get alarmed about the black-on-black killings that happen every hour in cities like Chicago, instead of getting all excited about solitary ‘white hispanic’-black killing.

lhuffman34 on July 14, 2013 at 8:11 PM

If they all hadn’t been profiling Zimmerman there wouldn’t have been a case, protests or a trial. Can you say low level of self or any awareness? Can you say HYPOCRITES?!

stukinIL4now on July 14, 2013 at 8:12 PM

Why doesn’t the NAACP get alarmed about the black-on-black killings that happen every hour in cities like Chicago, instead of getting all excited about solitary ‘white hispanic’-black killing.

lhuffman34 on July 14, 2013 at 8:11 PM

No TV MSM face time in it and even more importantly no money in it.

VorDaj on July 14, 2013 at 8:20 PM

No TV MSM face time in it and even more importantly no money in it.

VorDaj on July 14, 2013 at 8:20 PM

And both are because nobody besides their mothers gives two hoots and a holler. Seriously, let’s be very bluntly honest, exactly what does it matter to even the city they were in if a couple slum kids out of thousands die in a day? That’s like a tear out of a river or a single dollar bill from a roll of a thousand bucks. Chances are none of them was of any use to society from the day they were old enough to shoplift.

I’d get reamed if I said that IRL, but it’s 100% truth and libtards would throw such a tantrum because they know it’s true.

MelonCollie on July 14, 2013 at 8:37 PM

And? If crimes were occurring in his neighborhood and were being perpetrated by black men in the middle of the night does that mean he goes after every person he sees? It is pretty clear cut who he needed to keep an eye out for as a neighborhood watch member. He saw a black man wandering around his neighborhood in at night. This wasn’t the innocent little kid the media keeps putting out there.

JAGonzo on July 14, 2013 at 8:39 PM

It is pretty clear cut who he needed to keep an eye out for as a neighborhood watch member. He saw a black man wandering around his neighborhood in at night. This wasn’t the innocent little kid the media keeps putting out there.

JAGonzo on July 14, 2013 at 8:39 PM

Exactly! Lessee…a complete stranger who obviously isn’t from around your neighborhood, skulking around in the dead of night, and when challenged demonstrates that he has a big fat chip on his acne-ridden shoulder. Gee, I WONDER if we should start profiling yet?!

Sheesh. Even before we found out that Trayvon was a drug-dealing punk, the scenario above should set off all kinds of alarm bells.

MelonCollie on July 14, 2013 at 8:57 PM

This is all I was say on this issue, but one thing I know for sure, is that it is definitely a new world out there today, and a scary one at that.

Chudi

You said enough stupid in that one post to get you through the day anyway, so no more posts are needed.

xblade on July 14, 2013 at 9:08 PM

One of the most prolific and lasting misdeeds of Mr. Obama is that he has set back race relations by at least 30 years.

Conclusively, the first “post-racial” president is nothing of the sort. He is simply a little man of no obvious talent who has stridently enforced a destructive political discipline at the cost of our collective citizenry’s well-being.

There is little racial trust, a widening gap of understanding and a yielding to the worst impulses. Mr. Obama and his Attorney General stoke the flames of discontent and division, than disingenuously make mocking appeals for calm. There are few things I find more diabolical and despicable.

Marcus Traianus on July 14, 2013 at 9:14 PM

Pehaps a “blast from the past” can sum up the absurdity of this entire “racial” trial.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vi7QQ5pO7_A&feature=player_detailpage

Art on July 14, 2013 at 9:19 PM

I can assure you that if it was a cop car that stopped Trayvon Martin that day, he would not be dead..

Chudi

Nobody stopped Trayvon Martin that night from going anywhere. He made it all the way home before deciding to come back and attack GZ. We know what happened next. I can assure if he were pounding a cop’s head on the sidewalk, the result would have likely been the same.

xblade on July 14, 2013 at 9:28 PM

Al Sharpton: “Every American ought to be afraid that my child can do nothing wrong and can be killed.”

May someone get on top of Sharpton sometime when he’s alone and beat him in the head “MMA style” for … oh about 30 to 40 seconds … with Sharpton not having a gun or having a gun, but it won’t fire. May this happen early and often as needed.

VorDaj on July 14, 2013 at 7:32 PM

You’re right Al. It sure is a shame that a couple hundred innocent people (including kids) get shot and killed every year in Chicago (and other cities) with Black on Black violence.

dddave on July 14, 2013 at 9:52 PM

This was a classic case of profiling that happens in every city.
Only the profiling was done by Trayvon Martin.
Trayvon Martin profiled George Zimmerman in the belief Zimmerman was a GAY WHITE MALE who was “Cruising” Him.
Hence the comment to Rachel Jentel that Zimmerman was a “Creepy ass cracker”: A “Pervert” according to Trayvon and Racheal.
The Elephant in the room is what the Urban African American culture thinks of the gay community. They are intensely homophobic and teenagers often “Take matters into their own hands”
by “GAY Bashing”.

The only explanation for Trayvon to attack George Zimmerman with so much hatred and malice is the understanding of the visceral hatred of Homosexuals by African American youth in the ghetto. There are hundreds of serious attacks on American Gays every year usually instigated when gays walk near ghetto areas holding hands or just being themselves. Just listen to the vile Homophobic lyrics that are cranked out by the Hip- Hop/ Rap artists every day.

Question: If George Zimmerman was a gay male, being beaten like that, would the MSM press leap to his defense?

This scenario is too difficult to handle as it would split the fragile Democrat coalition between the urban dependent class and the Liberal elites who rule them.

blogforce one on July 14, 2013 at 9:53 PM

Meh. These people are a joke. A bad joke, but a joke none the less. They want citizens to wait for the government to come to the rescue because that is all they know. Don’t handle anything yourself because you are obviously an incapable dumb ass. They are a bunch of hapless goons and they think everyone else is just like them. I hope that leftists can’t stand southern states because we are gun toting, trigger happy vigilantes. Leave. Go north. Leave the country. I don’t much care just stay they hell away from me and mine. And I will profile all I damn well please.

JAGonzo on July 14, 2013 at 10:09 PM

Please feel free to profile me as cracker likely to be carrying a Glock Gen 4 model 23 full of Speer 155 grain Gold Dot hollow point rounds.

M240H on July 14, 2013 at 10:22 PM

http://www.thesmokinggun.com/documents/investigation/cop-told-fbi-zimmerman-not-a-racist-765093

Referring to the “faulty conclusion” Zimmerman drew about the unarmed Martin, Serino said that local street gang members–known in the community as “Goons”–“typically dressed in black and wore hoodies.” Serino added that he believed “when Zimmerman saw Martin in a hoody, Zimmerman took it upon himself to view Martin as acting suspicious.”

I think this sheds some insight on why Martin was identified as a suspicious person.

A simple google search yields that the information about the local gangs seems to be correct. Look at what I found on youtube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=APBDrjSjO0U

Also, do a google image search on “sanford florida goons” and you will see a group of dudes doing the same signs Martin was doing on his facebook pics. Could he have been a gang member?

tdavisjr on July 14, 2013 at 10:23 PM

It was burglar profiling, not racial profiling.

Wagthatdog on July 14, 2013 at 10:58 PM

It was burglar profiling, not racial profiling.

Wagthatdog on July 14, 2013 at 10:58 PM

Yup. So I’d like to know when did profiling for burglar activity become illegal?
Also – since GZ wasn’t a cop – so what if he “profiled”?

dentarthurdent on July 14, 2013 at 11:36 PM

Oh, and “CRAZY A§§ CRACKA” is *not* profiling?!

Racist hypocrites. You need a bigger mirror.

Czar of Defenestration on July 14, 2013 at 11:46 PM

I am not posting again. This is a warning about how the PC formula is risking lives!

Funny that Oprah was telling her fans to act very much like profilers in making threat assessments.

From Amazon book reviews of Oprah endorsed text, The Gift of Fear by Gavin de Becker but also recommended was:

“Other recommended reading: John Douglas, _Mindhunter_, and Robert Ressler _Whoever Fights Monsters_ (on the FBI’s profiling of serial criminals); Paxton Quigley, _Not an Easy Target: A Women’s Guide to

The government ignores the marathon bombers but probably had the FBI checking up on Mormon grandmothers or Anglo Saxon veterans looking for suicide bombers. That is because our government doesn’t care about a few dead or mutilated serfs, it is the PC goals which count!

Self-Protection_ (on victim selection and pragmatic threat avoidance); Linden Gross, _To Have and to Harm: True Stories of Stalkers and their Victims_.”

Most victims of violent crime will tell you when looking back that if they had not been engaging in politeness or rationalization that there were warning signs of the impending violence that they ignored. In no way does this mean that victims are responsible for what happens to them. Instead this is a good guide to returning to listening to our instincts. Humans are the only animal that participate in our own victimization. DeBecker says it himself in “Protecting the Gift” ( A MUST READ FOR PARENTS ) that a gazelle will run when there is a lion – not try to tell herself that maybe THIS lion is a NICE lion. Humans are the only animals that sense a predator and then try to talk themselves into believing they should be nice to someone that gives them the creeps.

IlikedAUH2O on July 15, 2013 at 12:13 AM

You know what? Eff these liberal race-mongers and their never-ending moving of the goalposts. No profiling? Fat chance, dudes. A few years back, our home was burglarized…thieves broke in in broad daylight and stole some jewelery and electronics. Police canvass reported that neighbirs noticed two middle-aged white guys coming out carrying plastic bags (side note: thanks a pantload for calling the police for us, neighbors).

Now if I had seen two squirrely looking white dudes prowling around the neighborhood anytime in the next year, you bet your sweet patoot I would have “profiled” them.

The elephant in the room is that black burglars had preyed upon the development many times creating a fully reasonable leeriness of young thug-acting black men. Had the 9/11 bombers been Irish/Italian guys that drank and swore too much, then I would have to put up with some profiling and harassment, I guess.

Huckabye-Romney on July 15, 2013 at 12:19 AM

See something, say something.

Unless you see a black man doing something, then say and do nothing. Got it. Thanks NAACP for clearing that up. The National Association for the Abortion of Colored People comes through.

Mojave Mark on July 15, 2013 at 3:31 AM

The leftist propaganda machine has selcted the weapon de jour-”profiling” isolate it, personaloe it, destroy all who you chose to accuse of it…etc.

Let’s start with the man who profiles the hard-working people who really built and maintain this nation he seeks to”fundamentally transform into some mode of Godless socialism as (God fearing, gun toting, flag waving) “the enemy.”

Don L on July 15, 2013 at 6:04 AM

Re:profiling:
 
It should be pointed out that Zimmerman obviously assumed Treyvon was exactly like most normal people and not particularly dangerous or prone to harsh and immediate violence.
 
Zimmerman wasn’t watching him because he was black (just ask NBC). He was watching him because he thought he may be up to no good. He knew Trayvon was black, but clearly didn’t think of him as a physical threat. That means he assumed not-the-best but far from the worst about an unknown black man.
 
Which, if you think about it, is a fairly decent thing to think about a black guy that someone sees while they’re alone, in the rain, at night.
 
Right up until Martin proved him wrong, of course.

rogerb on July 15, 2013 at 6:37 AM

Based on this verdict, I guess that random wannabe cops have the right to abuse me on the street too.
Chudi on July 14, 2013 at 3:33 PM

Maybe you’d rather deal with thugs and wanna-bes in Southeast DC like I do. You’re an idiot.

zoyclem on July 15, 2013 at 7:19 AM

Isn’t calling Zimmerman a “wanna-be cop” a pretty obvios example of profiling?

tommyboy on July 15, 2013 at 7:35 AM

Get over yourself. I’ve posted this several times. When I first moved into my new neighborhood (Jan 2009) in rural Arizona I was stopped on a number of occasions while out running. The local area had a history of B&E’s so the locals were looking out for each other. I was an unknown so they confronted me. Rather than trying to be a bad or smart arse I just introduced myself and explained where I lived in the area. That was the end of it. Yes they profiled me because I was an unknown commodity. They had weapons as I did and it could have ended ugly but a little common sense stopped that. What happened to Trayvon ended ugly because he made it ugly.

chemman on July 14, 2013 at 5:48 PM

I live in a cul-de-sac. Just a couple of weeks ago I saw a guy sitting in his car on the street just looking around. He sat there for about 10 minutes. I watched him for awhile and then saw him taking pictures of the neighbors house.

So, I walked up and knocked on his car window and asked him what he was doing. It turns out our neighbor was selling the house (they did not have a sign up or anything) and he was from the bank doing an appraisal. But it was odd behavior and I didn’t want to just ignore it.

The anti-zimmerman people seem to believe that nobody should ever investigate anything, that attempting to watch out for your own or your neighbors property is wrong and evil.

They have reality so backwards it is frightening.

Monkeytoe on July 15, 2013 at 7:42 AM

Here’s some more ‘profiling’ –
the certain expectation by many that an acquittal would me met with
mass riots. So among some who welcomed this verdict, disappointment that
crazed pandemonium didn’t erupt.
HA bloggers consistently roll their eyes at ‘the race card’, ignoring the ones that sometimes get dealt here.

verbaluce on July 15, 2013 at 8:04 AM

Urp derp derp I know as much about race as I do nuclear physics.

flatuluce on July 15, 2013 at 8:04 AM

FTFY.

Also, $25 reward for this trolls IP address.

MelonCollie on July 15, 2013 at 8:23 AM

The leftists love to distort the word “profiling”. The tactic, which is common in politics, is to turn public opinion against a word and then misapply that word to circumstances as broadly disparate as they can get away with.

Profiling based solely on race is pernicious. However, including race as part of a profile of criminals operating in a neighborhood, for example, may be perfectly appropriate. It used to be called good police work because it made us safer and put more bad guys behind bars. In Zimmerman’s neighborhood, robberies were being committed exclusively by young black males. To not look more closely at the activity of young black males is simply to deny reality and live in a fantasy world.

The absence of profiling has become the absence of any ability of law enforcement to draw distinctions. It is why the NSA searches ALL of our electronic traffic because they cannot limit their search for bad guys to the pool of people among whom are the bad guys. It’s the reason Granny is patted down by the TSA. The “profile” of a bad guy is EVERYONE so we must waste resources and inconvenience EVERYONE to server the aim of “social justice.”

MJBrutus on July 15, 2013 at 8:57 AM

verbaluce on July 15, 2013 at 8:04 AM

And when PBHO told everyone to remain “calm” in the wake of this verdict he was clearly being just as racist by seeing the need to tell people not to riot.

MJBrutus on July 15, 2013 at 9:04 AM

Everyone has probably seen this, and it probably has been posted here in one thread or another… but it deserves repeating every so often for persepective:

When you embrace a certain lifestyle, you become a 2-bit punk in school.
When you become a 2-bit punk in school, you think it’s funny to write “WTF” on someone’s locker.
When you write “WTF” on someone’s locker, you get reported.
When you get reported, you get YOUR locker searched.
When you get YOUR locker searched, they find stolen items and burglary tools.
When they find stolen items and burglary tools, you get a long suspension.
When you get a long suspension, your Mother sends you away for awhile to your father’s little town.
When you are away in your father’s little town, you get bored.
When you get bored, you take long walks through unfamiliar places.
When you take long walks through unfamiliar places, you get spotted and followed by Neighborhood watches.
When you get spotted and followed by Neighborhood watches, you get pissed.
When you get pissed, you start fighting.
When you start fighting, you start winning and feeling good.
When you start winning and feeling good, you keep pounding.
When you keep pounding, you get shot through the heart by a concealed carry.

Don’t get shot through the heart by a concealed carry. Don’t be a 2-bit punk in school.

mankai on July 15, 2013 at 9:35 AM

We have a neighborhood watch program in my neighborhood. First thing we “profile,” you don’t live in this neighborhood.

If you’re an 85-year-old man or woman (of any shade), we generally don’t get too concerned. same thing for kids under 10.

So, yes, if I see a strange teen wandering between residences, I’m going to “profile” said individual (and have)… because that is exactly what the whole program is about.

mankai on July 15, 2013 at 9:55 AM

Profiling:

1. Lie about your awards and citations, clain you spend Christmas in Cambodia, carry around a old dirty hat and claim that it came from a CIA man, then meet with the NVA and VC in Paris France while still in the U.S. Navy Reserve, trash American fighting men as mad dog killers live on TV, and lurch around looking for rich widows so you can hide your high dollar big fat boat from the tax man.

Facts say that as a low life traitor scum sucking pig of a commie Democrat.

keep it simple and use facts and its not profiling

APACHEWHOKNOWS on July 15, 2013 at 10:02 AM

Here’s some more ‘profiling’ –
the certain expectation by many that an acquittal would me met with
mass riots. So among some who welcomed this verdict, disappointment that
crazed pandemonium didn’t erupt.
HA bloggers consistently roll their eyes at ‘the race card’, ignoring the ones that sometimes get dealt here.

verbaluce on July 15, 2013 at 8:04 AM

Uh, you realize that liberals were mostly the ones warning of riots right?

And the the DoJ was ginning up protests?

gwelf on July 15, 2013 at 10:23 AM

When they say “end profiling” they mean we are to accept black males indecently exposed with their pants at their ankles spewing profanities function in civil society as if everything were normal. That is their goal.

Pest on July 15, 2013 at 10:35 AM

Wait until whites start using the accusation of “profiling” every time they’re victimized by a minority. The media won’t find the term so convenient anymore.

RebeccaH on July 15, 2013 at 10:35 AM

http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Justice/2012/0712/FBI-report-No-evidence-George-Zimmerman-is-racist?nav=topic-tag_topic_page-storyList

The race meme seems to have an uphill fight ahead, given that the FBI has bowed out…

unclesmrgol on July 15, 2013 at 10:39 AM

“Profiling” is a natural human defense mechanism. Why do liberals reject science?

Bevan on July 15, 2013 at 10:47 AM

This is all I was say on this issue,

Chudi on July 14, 2013 at 3:33 PM

And you posted it on at least two threads. *shakes head*

GWB on July 15, 2013 at 11:05 AM

Here’s some more ‘profiling’ –
the certain expectation by many that an acquittal would me met with
mass riots. So among some who welcomed this verdict, disappointment that
crazed pandemonium didn’t erupt.
HA bloggers consistently roll their eyes at ‘the race card’, ignoring the ones that sometimes get dealt here.
 
verbaluce on July 15, 2013 at 8:04 AM

 
+1
 
Apparently they assumed that the black community in major metropolitan areas would be equally involved and concerned about the Trayvon/Zimmerman case as they are football games and basketball shoes.
 
Apparently not.
 
Good point, btw.

rogerb on July 15, 2013 at 12:05 PM

verbaluce on July 15, 2013 at 8:04 AM

So apparently you think riot control police departments all over the country and liberal pundits all over the TV channel spectrum were racially “profiling” becasue they had reasonable expectations of rioting in the wake of an acquittal. And it was only because of their bigotry and prejudices and not based on any empirical historical evidence of what has happened in the past.

Also, riots and civil unrest can take days to develop as the outrage grows and the instigators fan the flames. Why is it that some black “community leaders” took it upon themselves to make appeals against a violent response. Are they guilty racially profiling, too?

Typical deliberately disruptive desperately seeking attention HA troll — too stupid to have an adult conversation with.

farsighted on July 15, 2013 at 12:31 PM

farsighted on July 15, 2013 at 12:31 PM

Well – isn’t it perfectly reasonable to expect massive rioting after something like this?
Don’t you remember all the rioting, huge protests, and vandalism by all the crazy @ss crackas after that black guy OJ was acquitted of killing his white wife and her white friend?….

dentarthurdent on July 15, 2013 at 12:49 PM

This is all I was say on this issue,
 
Chudi on July 14, 2013 at 3:33 PM

 
So a dead thread, eh chudi?
 
We’ll add you to the list of every other (D) voter/poster on Hotair.com who can’t defend the topics they introduce and flee the thread instead. There isn’t really a list, frankly. It’s all of them.
 
Great job on helping dispel the low-info Obama voter myth, btw. Well done.

rogerb on July 15, 2013 at 1:16 PM

Based on this verdict, I guess that random wannabe cops have the right to abuse me on the street too.
Chudi on July 14, 2013 at 3:33 PM

Was the OJ verdict permission for random husbands to abuse wives on the street too?

Was the Casey Anthony verdict permission for random mothers to kill children on the street too?

Or are you just a flaming moron?

E L Frederick (Sniper One) on July 15, 2013 at 2:12 PM

Based on this verdict, I guess that random wannabe cops have the right to abuse me on the street too.
Chudi on July 14, 2013 at 3:33 PM

Next, we’ll have wannabe firefighters and wannabe teachers! Oh the horrors!!! /sarc

What I find truly horrifying is that idiots like Chudi think that its ok to assault and beat the crap out of a person as long as you have the right color skin. Racism IS alive… in the persons like Chudi.

dominigan on July 15, 2013 at 2:44 PM

E L Frederick (Sniper One) on July 15, 2013 at 2:12 PM

I’ll go with Flaming Moron for $1000, Alex….

HomeoftheBrave on July 15, 2013 at 2:50 PM

Racial profiling is bad, treating different races is bad, especially minorities.

Zimmerman’s mother is Peruvian, and one grandfather was black… he’s less white than Obama.

So he’s a minority being set up by these citizens for extra punishment for the color of his skin… so they’re profiling him.

Clearly they should throw themselves in jail for the crimes they want to make into laws.

When we pass laws to jail the entire NAACP for punitively targeting minorities in a racist manner and profiling people… does that get confusing for anyone else?

Or is profiling ok if a minority does it? Oh wait, Zimmerman IS a minority; so he’d be ok too, wouldn’t he?

Do only some minorities get this new perk? Can I get a list of who they are?

Liberals? No… Zimmerman voted for Obama I think I read. He’s a liberal card-carrying Democrat, who also is a mixed-race ethnic minority. And less white than Obama.

Anyone willing to try to salvage this disaster? Anyone?

Based on this verdict, I guess that random wannabe cops have the right to abuse me on the street too.
Chudi on July 14, 2013 at 3:33 PM

Yep, if you’re peaceably minding your own business while slamming their head into the sidewalk.. they can defend themselves, which you somehow see as abuse.

I’m sorry that NOT letting you beat someone to death seems like abuse to you. Maybe you don’t know what that word means?

gekkobear on July 15, 2013 at 6:31 PM

I’m sorry that NOT letting you beat someone to death seems like abuse to you. Maybe you don’t know what that word means?

gekkobear on July 15, 2013 at 6:31 PM

To further overuse a line from a great movie – “I don’t think that word means what you think it means”.

dentarthurdent on July 15, 2013 at 8:19 PM

Here’s some more ‘profiling’ –
the certain expectation by many that an acquittal would me met with
mass riots…
 
verbaluce on July 15, 2013 at 8:04 AM

 
Why is it that some black “community leaders” took it upon themselves to make appeals against a violent response.
 
farsighted on July 15, 2013 at 12:31 PM

 
Well – isn’t it perfectly reasonable to expect massive rioting after something like this?…
 
dentarthurdent on July 15, 2013 at 12:49 PM

 
So President Obama was apparently profiling after the acquittal:
 

“I now ask every American to respect the call for calm reflection from two parents who lost their young son,” the president said

 
Why would he feel the need to say that?

rogerb on July 15, 2013 at 9:12 PM

Hoo boy…this whole business has been quite the powderkeg. I really don’t think it should be, but oh well.

gryphon202 on July 15, 2013 at 9:16 PM

Didn’t Jesse Jackson say in an interview not too long ago that if he was walking on the sidewalk after dark and saw some boyz from the hood, he would cross the street? Didn’t Juanito Williams lose his AA job at NPR for saying he got nervous if he saw some muslim looking dudes at the airport? Guess the left likes profiling when it’s in their best interests.

Kissmygrits on July 16, 2013 at 8:48 AM

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